Kicks and Kent
The history behind the start of the Cas Kicks and Ricky Kent R&B/hiphop duo , can be summed up with one word; Passion. With Positive energy and a push - it - to the -limit mindset, the two have what it takes. Singers/Rappers, Songwriters/Actors Kicks & Kent not only showcase talent, and the ability to connect with their audience through their lyrics, but a drive for the art that can only be described as unstoppable. Their music portrays a plethora of pent up emotion, experience, realism and honesty that draws listeners in and keeps them wanting more. Their first single, "Pain Reliever,” hit radio in June of 2015 and quickly received adds at radio stations across the Mid Atlantic and Worldwide on the internet. Kicks & Kent show their R&B side when it comes to "Pain Reliever.” Cas Kicks is featured showcasing his vocal style with the chorus of the song and his rap ability with the hook, with Kent taking control on the verses.
Growing up, both Kicks & Kent were encouraged by their families to follow their dream of pursuing music. "When I was younger, my mother noticed me constantly beating on the table, she bought me a piano and signed me up for classes to play different instruments” says Kicks. He is now seasoned in piano, drums, violin, cello, and flute. Ricky Kent found his knack for poetry at age 7. ”My brother told me I had a knack for poetry so why not try putting it to a beat. So I did. The poetry transformed into lyrics.”
Ricky Kent and Cas Kicks met their sophomore year in High School, and hit it off right away with their love and passion for writing and music. When it comes to writing they say; ".... We are complete opposites. But we can feel each other’s vibes... We just throw ideas around until something clicks”. Heavily influenced by artists such as Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Jensen Ackles, Will Smith, Toro y Mio, The Weekend and Chidish Gambino, Kicks & Kent plan on releasing a music video to accompany the single. The duo are currently in the studio and have plans to release more tracks later this year.
Their new single "Over You" will hit radio August of 2016. The song was recorded in Los Angeles in early 2016. With a short film, more singles, and a music video in the works, the pair are keeping busy. When asked about how they plan to move forward, they say " if it feels right, do it".
Cas Kicks Follows Up With Second Single "Honeymoon Stage" Featuring Tyana
Cas Kicks continues his #freeforfans plan by following up with the sultry second single "Honeymoon Stage". The song features labelmate TruVoX's vocalist Tyana. More videos and singles are in the works. You can download the song for free on Cas's soundcloud account. https://soundcloud.com/caskicks/honeymoon-stage. You can follow Cas, his duo Kicks and Kent and Tyana on their official Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snap chat accounts.
Cas Kicks Releases First Single Of New Solo Project For Free To Fans
Cas Kicks suprised fans today with a free single called "My Birthday". The song is one in a series of songs and videos to be released as part of an experimental solo project entitled "The Chronicles Part 1". Fans can download the song for free from Cas Kick's soundcloud link here
Kicks & Kent Release New CD "Pain Reliever"
The young rap/hip hop duo Kicks & Kent released their first full length recording July 26th. The next single "Over You" hits stations next week. The CD is available on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music.
Kicks & Kent Drop Next Single
Kicks & Kent released their next single, "Live For Your Love" off of their upcoming full CD released "Pain Reliever' exclusively on Itunes and Amazon today. The single which will hit radio and streaming sites in June is the duo's second single. Tour dates will be announced mid June. To purchase the song visit Itunes or Amazon. More updates on the full cd's and it's release date will be avaialble in June.
Kicks & Kent Drop First Official Single "Pain Reliever"
The duo Kicks & Kent released their first official single June 9, 2015 through Realize Records. The song titled “Pain Reliever” was recorded at RokBox studios in Philadelphia, by seasoned producer Lance Davis. The single is the first in a series of upcoming songs by the duo.
Friends in high school, roommates after graduation. Signed to Realize Records in 2014 after filming a series of comedic YouTube videos, Kicks and Kent’s first single, "Pain Reliever,” marks their takeoff into the music industry. “The song is reminiscent of Frank Ocean and Drake,” says producer Lance Davis. Kicks & Kent are currently in preproduction for a music video to accompany the single. Kicks says, “We played with different themes and melodies in the studio, and I wanted to make something really chill. The song just came together. Working with Lance and Cas is great because we all got along well.”
Realize Records CEO Michel Grey comments, “Pain Reliever” is a perfect mix of beat accompanied by lyrical depth. The beat is mellow, but the song is about being in a state of mind that’s the antithesis of mellow.” Comments Cas, “I look forward to performing the song. I really had fun making this, making music and putting the pieces together was cool. It’s a good riding song for anyone who is a little upset.” The duo will be performing in the Mid-Atlantic region over the next few months as they finish recording the rest of their upcoming singles.
“Pain Reliever” is available for download on Amazon and iTunes, as well as on streaming sites such as Spotify, iHeartRadio, Shazam, and Tidal. To find out more about Kicks and Kent and their upcoming releases you can visit www.kicksandkent.com or visit their page on the Realize Records website at http://realizerecords.com/Artist/KicksAndKent. You can follow Cas Kicks on Twitter @caskicks and you can follow Ricky Kent on Twitter @kentkicks. Subscribe to their YouTube channel at youtube.com/kicksnkent
Kicks & Kent Release First Free Song Exclusively On Soundcloud
Kicks & Kent have released their first song for a free download exclusively on Soundcloud. The song is the first in a series of singles set for release in 2015 through Realize Records. To find out more follow them on twitter, snapchat, instagram, youtube and facebook. More details on upcoming releases coming soon. T download "Over You" visit https://soundcloud.com/realize-records/over-you
Realize Record’s Prepares To Introduce Kicks & Kent To The World
Realize Records announced today that the duo Kicks & Kent have joined forces with the label and will be a unique addition to their roster. Cas Kicks and Ricky Kent known as Kicks and Kent is a Delaware based duo featuring two young charismatic artists. The label expects to release their first single in late December 2014.
The duo, who met in high school and connected through music, each brings their own unique style to the music. A label representative secured Kicks and Kent after a duo submitted to the label. “Once we met with them, we knew we wanted to work with them. Their positive energy and drive is unique for such young artists,” says CEO Michel Grey. A mix of Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Childish Gambino, and Tinashe, creates the blend that is the duos signature sound. Kent says,"I see Cas and I mixing genres and experimenting with new sounds and beats that will continue to evolve as we grow as artists".
The duo will work with multiple producers on the upcoming singles. Philadelphia music producer Lance Davis has signed on to produce the first single. "I’m really excited to be working on new music, the journey for Rick and I to get where we needed to be as artists, took hard work, drive and determination. I am looking forward to the next steps as we begin the recording process." states Cas.
To find out more about Kicks and Kent and their upcoming releases you can visit www.kicksandkent.com or visit their page on the Realize Records website at http://realizerecords.com/Artist/KicksAndKent. You can follow Cas Kicks on twitter @caskicks and you can follow Ricky Kent on Twitter @kentkicks.
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